In Case You Missed Them! WSHA Provides Bulletins on New Laws

October 13, 2021

To assist members with implementation of the many bills passed during the 2021 legislative session, WSHA has prepared and is maintaining its New Law Implementation Guide and Implementation Resources Calendar which identifies the new law, bill number, whether hospital action is required, the resource(s) WSHA is preparing, a timeline for the release of the resources, the effective date of the law, and the WSHA staff who can help address any follow up questions. Recent publications by WSHA staff include:

  • Behavioral Health Ombud (HB 1086Bulletin
  • New Data Requirements for Revised Notifiable Conditions Regulations Bulletin – effective January 31, 2022
  • Providing Naloxone to patients upon discharge (SB 5195Bulletin – effective January 1, 2022
  • 988 Line (HB 1477) – Bulletin – effective July 16, 2022
  • Recommended Resources – Washington Nurse Licensure Process – Bulletin
  • New PMP Check Requirement for Outpatient Prescribing and Dispensing of Controlled Substances to Medicaid Patients – Bulletin – Effective October 1, 2021

(Alicia Eyler,


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